[rust-dev] RFC: New Rust channel proposal

Brian Anderson banderson at mozilla.com
Fri Jan 24 11:45:43 PST 2014


On 01/24/2014 11:38 AM, Gábor Lehel wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Benjamin Striegel 
> <ben.striegel at gmail.com <mailto:ben.striegel at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     No one's saying usability can't be discussed. If there are
>     problems, we DESPERATELY DESPERATELY NEED to be made aware. Even
>     if it's just "the names of these types confuse me", that's
>     valuable feedback. But belaboring the point through this many
>     mailing list posts just makes noise and wastes energy that the
>     full-time devs (note: I am not a full-time dev) can spend on more
>     valuable tasks.
>
>
> The stronger claim that seems to be implied here (I'm not sure if you 
> intended it!) is that the role of "outside people" in discussing 
> usability issues should be confined to reporting problems. I don't 
> agree with this. At a minimum, even if the core developers do the 
> deciding, a discussion like this can provide them with ideas to choose 
> from among or to draw inspiration from, and gives them an informal 
> survey of the preferences of people who care enough to comment. Once 
> in a while, a consensus may even emerge (for example `box`).

I regret there's been a misunderstanding here. The feedback in this 
thread, both on syntax and semantics has been productive. Thanks for 
everybody's input.
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